Monday, June 23, 2008

Stanley Cup To Visit Dufferin County

Community invited to celebrate with Aaron Downey of the Detroit Red Wings

SHELBURNE, Ontario, June 18, 2008 - History will be made when the Stanley Cup makes its very first visit to Dufferin County later this month. Shelburne-area native Aaron Downey, a member of the 2008 Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings, will be bringing hockey's greatest prize to the area for a day. All are invited to join in the community celebration.

Date: Sunday, June 29, 2008

Schedule: 12:30 p.m.: Parade begins at the Shelburne Arena

3:00 p.m: Arrival at the Honeywood Arena and welcoming ceremony

3:30 - 7:00 p.m: Autograph and photo availability with Aaron and the Cup at the Honeywood Arena

3:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m: Food, live entertainment and a licensed beverage area at the Honeywood Arena. Proceeds will be used, in part, to support minor hockey in Honeywood and Shelburne.


The parade will include and also honour the Shelburne novice league Champions, the Honeywood novice rep Ontario champions, the Honeywood girls hockey club, the Shelburne Veterans junior lacrosse team, and figure skaters from the Honeywood and Shelburne communities. Area public officials.

Born in 1974, Aaron Downey's hockey career began in the Honeywood and Shelburne minor systems. He played on junior teams in Grand Valley, Collingwood and Guelph. He entered the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins in 1998 and subsequently played with Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis and Montreal before joining the Red Wings in 2007.

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